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Betula nigra

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Betula nigra - River Birch - Photo courtesy of J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co.

More About Betula nigra

  • Upright, oval to rounded habit
  • Oval, serrated, leaves are dark green in the summer, bright yellow in the fall
  • Salmon-pink to reddish-brown bark exfoliates to reveal a lighter, inner bark
  • An excellent specimen, known for its unique, bark characteristics
  • Bloom Time: April to May

Zone:

4

Height:

13-18 m

Spread:

10-13 m

Colour:

Green
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River Birch Growing and Maintenance Tips

One of the most disease-free birches. Use as a specimen or in small groupings in any landscape, and in particular for wet soils along ponds, streams or in low areas. It can be grown as a single-stemmed specimen or multi-stemmed tree.


Betula nigra Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Attracts Birds
Attracts Birds
Fast
Fast
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Deciduous
Fall Color

Flowering Time

Spring

Habit

Rounded
Multi-stem/Clump form
Upright
Oval

Foliage Color

Green
Yellow

Landscape uses

Specimen

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